POLL: Should the salmon-farming industry be allowed to slaughter seals?

Seals are supposed to be protected under UK law, but salmon farmers can get a special licence that makes it legal for them to shoot and kill these marine animals, who are just trying to feed themselves and their families in order to survive. The shooting continues throughout the animals’ breeding season, which takes place […]

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Grieving Mother Orca Carried Her Dead Calf for 17 Days

For 17 days, a mother orca carried her dead calf in what scientists are calling an unprecedented display of grief. Tahlequah, or J35, as she’s officially known, traveled hundreds of miles refusing to let go of her newborn girl who sadly lived less than an hour before passing away. While her tragic story has garnered […]

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Video: Millions of Salmon Return Home

Every four years, millions of sockeye salmon journey thousands of miles from the ocean back to their native spawning grounds in Canada’s Fraser River. There, after eggs are laid, the parents die. Then the cycle begins anew as the next generation of salmon makes its way down the river and into the ocean.     […]

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Wild Ratios: Why eating wild salmon is better for the ocean.

After we posted our blog, “The Washington Post is Wrong About Farmed Salmon,” we got a lot of questions about wild salmon feed ratio versus the feed ratio for farmed salmon. One commentator even suggested that because wild salmon eat at ratios higher than one to one, it might be better for the ocean if […]

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